Welcome to DLF’s Dynasty Aftermath. This staple article is our longest running signature piece as we have a little fun after a tough week at the Dynasty League Football office. You’ll find this article will review the week’s happenings in a variety of ways and help set you up for the coming weeks as we spin around the league in the way we know best. As you know, this year I’m covering movies I loved growing up and tying them into fantasy football.
As we continue down the path of my favorite films, we stop to gaze at Stand by Me, a movie about the innocence of adolescence and the difficulty of growing up. The story follows four boys on their quest to find a dead body, the challenges facing anyone as they reach adulthood and the stark reality of life in general. It’s one of my favorite stories and further proof Stephen King is a literary genius.
It’s really easy to tie this film into fantasy football. As more and more people find out what I do here though the years, I seem to get more and more fantasy football questions. I have countless conversations with folks that go something like this…
Question from a borderline stranger at a conference: “Hey Ken, how’s your family?”
My Answer: “They’re great. Thanks for asking.”
Their Next Question: “So, should I trade for DeAndre Hopkins?”
It’s quite entertaining, really. I honestly don’t mind it as I love to talk about dynasty leagues and fantasy football. Most recently, the questions I’ve been asked either on or off the site are in relation to benching or trading underperforming players. Much like the movie title Stand by Me, a dynasty owner can never sell low and has to weather the storm at times. Talent always rises to the top and many times you have to “stand by your man” in good times and bad. The best example of that is this week’s fantasy MVP.
Week Twelve Fantasy MVP
Fitting with our theme, this week’s MVP is Julio Jones. For the better part of the season, Jones has been disappointing (at least to his lofty standards). However, that all changed this week when he put a season’s worth of fantasy points for many players, burning the Bucs for twelve catches, 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns. This was only his third 100-yard game this season but it also reminded everyone you have to hold tight in good times and bad as you never know when an explosion like this can happen. Jones now has 38 100-yard receiving games over his career, which is second in franchise history behind only the great Roddy White’s 39.
Week Twelve Fantasy LVP
The maturation of Dak Prescott has hit a bit of a snag without the services of one Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott failed to top 200 passing yards for the fourth time in his last five games and has yet to post a 300-yard passing game all season. He’s also failed to throw a touchdown pass in three straight games and four of his last five. This week, his owners were hoping he’d be solid on Thanksgiving and he responded with just 179 passing yards two interceptions. Ouch.
Ken is on Twitter at DLF_KenK